Director for Global Immunization Division:Rebecca Martin, PhD
Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director of the Global Immunization Division (GID) in the Center for Global Health (CGH). Dr. Martin obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and in 1998 was awarded her PhD from the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Martin served as an epidemiologist at the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and as an epidemiology consultant for the Research Triangle Institute.
Dr. Martin joined CDC in 1997 as an epidemiology fellow in the National Immunization Program and then served as a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. From 2002 to 2006 she was seconded from GID to WHO's Regional Office for Africa as a regional epidemiologist based in Nairobi, Kenya, providing technical expertise to seven countries in the East African sub-region with a specific focus on accelerated measles control. In 2006, she became the Program Director for Strategic Information and Human Capacity for CDC's Global AIDS Program in CDC Tanzania. In 2008, Dr. Martin was seconded by GID to WHO's Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, as Accelerated Disease Control Focal Point, coordinating measles and rubella elimination and managing disease control activities in 53 European Region member states. Since 2009, she has served as the Programme Manager and Regional Advisor for WHO EURO's Immunization Programme.